From what we know of the previous BMW custom concept initiatives, company engineers were typically quite involved in the final planning stages of the bikes, so we aren’t expecting to see anything that looks like Zon’s bike rolling off of the BMW production line. What we are expecting to see is this engine popping up in several more custom shows as it, and the bikes it will power, gets closer and closer to production. If I were a betting man, I would wager that BMW is working on a large-displacement (1,800cc?) cruiser-esque motorcycle to fit in the heritage/custom market. Debuting this engine in Yokohama definitely tells us a bit about the direction, and we’ll keep our eyes peeled at The One Show in Portland, Oregon, and Handbuilt in Austin, Texas, for more on what to expect from this R18.